This collection contains 607 half-hour televsions programs on 542 U-Matic broadcast video cassettes, each containing one half-hour
program, and 18 VHS videocassettes, each containing multiple programs. These video recordings comprise the entire surviving
copies of a television series produced between the late 1970s and early 2000s, entitled "Sonoma County in the 70s, [etc.]."
This series was produced for Sonoma County public-access cable television under direction of the Sonoma County Public Information
Office (now known as the Office of County Administrator).Most programs feature interviews with one or more local government
officials, staff members of local civic or social organizations, or other key individuals in Sonoma County life. Interviews
typically include discussions the mission and scope of the agency represented by the interviewee(s), as well as their own
roles. Most programs produced in the studio, but some programs were produced on locations such as local restaurants or the
Sonoma County Fairgrounds; these often include short segments on the venue and associated individuals. All interviews conducted
by the host, R. F. "Rich" McGlinchy.
Produced by the Sonoma County Public Information Office, and later, by the Office of County Administrator, to explore the
workings of Sonoma County government and to highlight cultural resources such as the Sonoma County Fair.
47 archive boxes (650 linear feet)
Collection does not circulate.
Materials stored offsite; nearly all recordings are in U-Matic broadcast format. Viewing access for digitized items is through
the California Light and Sound Collection in the Internet Archive. Contact the library in order to access the physical materials
at to request they be brought from the Archives to the Library